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STATEMENT: Green Century Climate Proposal Earns 22% of Votes at Timken

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813 Pam Podger, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, May 3, 2024 – Twenty-two percent of shares were cast in favor of Green Century’s° proposal asking The Timken Company* (Timken) to establish emissions reduction targets that align with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Timken set a 2022…

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NXP Semiconductors* to Publish Climate Roadmap

Contact Information:  Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813  Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495  Boston, February 14, 2024 – Green Century° filed a shareholder proposal with NXP Semiconductors in December, asking the company to develop and publish a climate roadmap or climate transition plan. After close collaboration with Green Century, NXP pledged to develop a…

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Climate Transition Plans Help Companies Cut Carbon Footprint

If you thought the weather was a little warm last year, it wasn’t your imagination. In fact, 2023 was the hottest year on record. For decades, scientists have predicted weather extremes including heat waves, and they point to the accumulation of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere as the culprit. To head off catastrophic warming, the…

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Applied Materials* to Cut Carbon Emissions

Contact Information:  Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813  Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495  Boston, January 4, 2023 – After filing a shareholder proposal, Green Century° reached an agreement with Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied) to map out its strategy to cut carbon emissions by 2040.  Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Applied employs 39,000 people, and is…

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Andrea Ranger: That’s right. The CEO just called me.

Life as a shareholder advocate can be unpredictable – some of my work has a consistent flow, but I certainly wasn’t expecting an impromptu call from a CEO. Green Century° shareholder advocates often use the stakes in different companies on behalf of Green Century Funds, as a way of influencing management decisions on deforestation, carbon…

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Shareholders Lend Support to Green Century Proposal Urging McDonald’s* to Prevent Development of Antibiotic-Resistant “Superbugs” in its Supply Chains

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, June 2, 2023 – Shareholders have weighed in on a shareholder proposal filed by Green Century° and the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, Texas, asking McDonald’s to establish a more ambitious policy to eliminate use of medically important antibiotics in its…

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STATEMENT: Mondelēz* Shareholders Shy from Strong Support of Green Century Proposal Seeking Interim Targets for Company’s 100% Cage-Free Eggs by 2025 Goal  

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, May 19, 2023 – – Shareholders of Mondelēz International, Inc., a food company known for its popular snack brands, such as Chips Ahoy!, Cadbury, Ritz, and Oreo, were reluctant to support a Green Century° proposal, as evidenced by the vote tally…

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STATEMENT: Travelers’* Shareholders Show Less Support for Green Century Climate Proposal in 2023

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, May 26, 2023 – – Shareholders showed less support for a Green Century° proposal that asked Travelers to establish a deadline for phasing out underwriting new fossil fuel projects. Votes cast in favor reached 8.8%, less than the 2022 vote outcome…

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STATEMENT: The Hartford’s* Shareholders Show Same Support for Green Century Climate Proposal in 2023

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, May 22, 2023 – The Hartford announced the vote results on Friday for a Green Century° proposal asking the company to establish a deadline for phasing out underwriting new fossil fuel projects. Votes cast in favor reached 8.8%, the same as…

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Green Century shareholder proposals go to a vote at The Hartford* and Travelers* annual shareholder meetings in May

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, May 15, 2023 – Green Century’s° shareholder proposals filed with The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and The Travelers Companies, Inc. are going to a vote at the companies’ annual general meetings on May 17th and May 24th, respectively. Green Century…

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